Work and Business

In order to succeed, businesses require different types of personalities in their workforce, new research has suggested.
The decision-making of managers could be hampered when choice is forced, new research has suggested.
A lack of understanding, stigma, fear and discrimination towards people with schizophrenia are needlessly preventing tens of thousands of people from finding or keeping jobs.
Two psychologists were intereviewed on this morning's editon of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
Bosses who bully their employees may negatively impact the work environment through their actions, new research has shown.
Being in a position of power could result in people becoming happier.
Morale in the workplace can be improved by allowing employees to take part in work-sponsored internal social networking sites.
Bosses are able to create the best-performing teams by picking their favourite employees.
New research published in Psychology of Women Quarterly has shown that women are able to successfully negotiate a bigger wage packet - although the approach they take ha
Hazel Stevenson went to the House of Commons last week to hear the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee take evidence on women in the workplace
Low-earning women may be at greater risk of suffering from high blood pressure, new research has suggested.
You've probably heard about the negative research showing how people take their work stress home, upsetting their partner's mood. Well, the good news is there's a positive equivalent.
Research published today suggests that managers recognise the need to feign their emotions at work, especially when interacting with staff.
Most of us think of being bored at work as a negative experience, but a new study suggests it can have positive results including an increase in creativity because it gives us time to daydream.
Prestige and dominance may indicate future leaders, new research has suggested.
People are more likely to tell lies while at work than during their leisure time.
Entrepreneurs may be more stressed than other workers, but they also harbour more optimism.
The rise and rise of the British pound shop may have contributed to a change in consumer behaviour.
Bosses are often more interested in taking on staff they are likely to befriend than those with the skills to do the best job, new research has found.
Poor working conditions can negatively impact a person's mental health to the same degree as unemployment, new research has found.
Companies may benefit from a financial perspective by taking the personalities of employees into consideration when planning strategies.
'Going with your gut' is a well-worn phrase, but many people are dissuaded from taking such an approach by looking before they leap.
Females are keen to improve their lot at work and are not afraid to ask for a pay rise, a new study has shown.
Psychologists talk about different attachment styles, such as secure, anxious and avoidant. The secure style is usually the one we're supposed to aspire to. They're the calm people who find it easy to get close to others, but not in a clingy way.
People who were born late in the school year - 'summer babies' - may find it harder to get ahead in the workplace compared to those born at other times of the year.
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